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11 killed, 27 missing in rain-triggered landslides in Nepal

Powerful landslides triggered by torrential rains hit central Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district on Friday, killing at least 11 people and lea

The Times of India 14 Aug 2020 9:35 pm

Kabul begins release of final 400 Taliban, talks to follow

Afghanistan has released the first 80 of a final 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the way for negotiations between the warring sides in Afghan

The Times of India 14 Aug 2020 5:35 pm

India court finds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt

The court took action on its own authority against Prashant Bhushan for allegedly derogatory tweets.

BBC 14 Aug 2020 12:42 pm

UNESCO to protect Lebanon as 60 historic buildings are at risk collapse

The effects of the blast were felt all over the Lebanese capital but some of the worst damage was in the Gemmayzeh and Mar-Mikhael neighbourhoods a short distance from th

The Hindu 13 Aug 2020 5:49 pm

Pakistan court allows Sikh girl to go with her Muslim husband or any place of her choice

India had voiced its concern with Pakistan over the abduction and forced marriage of the Sikh girl.

The Hindu 13 Aug 2020 5:43 pm

Militia Leaders Son in Myanmars Kachin to Seek Reelection to State Parliament

Zahkung Ying Sau, the son of the leader of the NDAK Kachin militia, will seek reelection to his Kachin State parliament seat in a township

The Irrawaddy 13 Aug 2020 5:34 pm

Myanmar Election Commissioner: No Groups Will Be Disenfranchised

UEC member U Myint Naing said plans are in place to ensure migrants, IDPs and returnees can vote on Nov. 8, but warned that urging others not to vote is against the law.

The Irrawaddy 13 Aug 2020 5:31 pm

Myanmar to Relax COVID-19 Gatherings Rule

Myanmars Health Ministry said that gatherings of less than 30 people will be allowed starting on Sunday, an increase from the current limit

The Irrawaddy 13 Aug 2020 4:04 pm

Three Activists Charged for Unlawful Assembly Over Karen Martyrs Day Event in..

Three activists face charges under a peaceful assembly law for holding an event on Karen Martyrs Day after authorities denied permission fo

The Irrawaddy 13 Aug 2020 3:54 pm

Facebook amplifies anti-misinformation efforts ahead of 2020 US election

Facebook started adding labels to posts related to elections that will link to a new voter information hub, reading, Visit the Voting Information Center for election reso

The Hindu 13 Aug 2020 3:50 pm

Coronavirus: India is turning to faster tests to meet targets

With coronavirus cases rising sharply, India has turned to rapid testing kits. But how reliable are they?

BBC 13 Aug 2020 3:22 pm

Bhutan imposes 1st nationwide coronavirus lockdown

The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has imposed its first nationwide lockdown due to a virus infection in a returning traveler who had been rel

The Times of India 13 Aug 2020 1:35 pm

Bhutan imposes first nationwide coronavirus lockdown

The governments statement said the lockdown would be enforced from five to 21 days to identify and isolate all positive cases, immediately breaking the chain of transmiss

The Hindu 13 Aug 2020 12:53 pm

Syrian President Bashar Assad suffers brief drop in blood pressure

Syria: President Assad suffers brief drop in blood pressure Damascus (Syria), Aug 13 (AP) Syrian President Bashar Assad interrupted a speech he was gi

The Hindu 13 Aug 2020 7:29 am

Canadian PM Justin Trudeaus life story to be turned into comic book

The 24-page comic book, set to be released on September 16.

The Hindu 13 Aug 2020 7:23 am

Joe Biden raises $26million in 24 hours after VP announcement

It also received contributions from more than 150,000 new donors.

The Hindu 13 Aug 2020 6:55 am

Islamic State threat in west Syria growing, says U.S. commander

Elements of the Islamic State group are working to rebuild in western Syria, where the U.S. has little visibility or presence, the top U.S. commander

The Hindu 13 Aug 2020 6:51 am

UK slashes official coronavirus death toll by more than 5,000

It still has Europes highest death toll.

The Hindu 13 Aug 2020 6:40 am

Rapper who refused Bollywood to become voice of poor

Dule, a former migrant worker, has turned to rap music to make a difference and a living.

BBC 13 Aug 2020 4:42 am

Coronavirus in India: Did men do more housework during lockdown?

Some hope the pandemic will prove a lasting leveller for gender relations in the domestic setting.

BBC 13 Aug 2020 4:36 am

U.S. budget deficit climbs to record $ 2.81 trillion

The U.S. budget deficit climbed to $2.81 trillion in the first 10 months of the budget year, exceeding any on record, the Treasury Department said on

The Hindu 13 Aug 2020 4:30 am

Belarus police crack down on protesters

Belarus said on Wednesday that police had fired live rounds at protesters in the city of Brest and arrested more than 1,000 people nationwide, intensi

The Hindu 12 Aug 2020 9:45 pm

Azar sceptical about Russia vaccine

Washingtons health chief on Wednesday expressed scepticism about Russias claim of developing the worlds first safe COVID-19 vaccine, pointing to th

The Hindu 12 Aug 2020 9:27 pm

Ex-Generals Still in as Myanmars Former Ruling Party Reveals Candidates for U..

In the former ruling and military proxy USDPs candidate list, ministers from the previous government and ex-generals account for nearly 30

The Irrawaddy 12 Aug 2020 6:28 pm

Myanmar Police Detain Three for Holding 70th Karen Martyrs Day Event in Yango..

Three activists were detained by police for holding a Karen Martyrs Day event in Yangon without permission.

The Irrawaddy 12 Aug 2020 5:53 pm

The Mauritius Disaster: Overlooked Dimensions of Maritime Security

For small states, oil spills are national security threats yet few governments are prepared to deal with them.

The Diplomat 12 Aug 2020 5:46 pm

Sri Lanka's new cabinet sworn in

The Times of India 12 Aug 2020 5:35 pm

Myanmar Authorities Say Election Boycott Campaign May Face Legal Action

The Union Election Commission says any attempt to get voters to boycott the general election is a violation of election law that carries po

The Irrawaddy 12 Aug 2020 5:27 pm

Myanmars Ruling Party to Contest All Seats in Conflict-Torn Rakhine State in ..

The NLD said it would field candidates in all constituencies in Rakhine State in the upcoming election, after initially saying it would not

The Irrawaddy 12 Aug 2020 5:13 pm

Myanmar Human Rights Body: Killings at Mandalay Youth Center Tied to Rule Bre..

The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission found the killing of two teenagers at Mandalay Youth Center was linked to poor compliance with

The Irrawaddy 12 Aug 2020 5:05 pm

Germany claims Russian COVID-19 vaccine not sufficiently tested

Russia calls allegations groundless, says clinical trials would be published after assessment by experts.

The Hindu 12 Aug 2020 3:37 pm

Kamala Harris, supporter of Green Card reform, is now on the U.S. presidential ticket

Ms Harris, 55, is the first woman of Indian descent and black woman to be on presidential ticket of a major political party in U.S.

The Hindu 12 Aug 2020 3:35 pm

Rakhine Man Dies in Myanmar Military Custody, Critics Suspect Execution

The military detained a man in Mrauk-U, Rakhine State last Friday evening and on Monday gave his body over to local police without an expla

The Irrawaddy 12 Aug 2020 2:59 pm

Coronavirus gives Sri Lanka's threatened elephants a reprieve

A record 405 elephants were killed by humans in the country last year, up from about 360 in 2018. A total of 121 people were killed by elep

The Times of India 12 Aug 2020 1:04 pm

U.K. economy officially in recession after 20.4% Q2 slump

The slump recorded by the Office for National Statistics follows a 2.2% quarterly contraction in the first three months of the year.

The Hindu 12 Aug 2020 12:44 pm

Ex-WHO Chief Says US Counterproductive on Virus, World Order

Former WHO chief Gro Harlem Brundtland has accused the US of being counterproductive during the COVID-19 pandemic and leading an assault on

The Irrawaddy 12 Aug 2020 11:11 am

US Health Chief Slams China, Praises Taiwan During Historic Visit

US Health Secretary Alex Azar, the highest-ranking US official to visit Taiwan since 1979, criticized Chinas bullying of the island during

The Irrawaddy 12 Aug 2020 11:00 am

Hong Kong Activist, Media Mogul Released After Arrests

Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow and publisher Jimmy Lai were released one day after their arrests under the regions new security la

The Irrawaddy 12 Aug 2020 10:54 am

Deadly Bangalore clashes over 'offensive' Facebook post on Prophet Muhammad

Police in the southern city of Bangalore opened fire on protesters angered by the Facebook post.

BBC 12 Aug 2020 10:16 am

Surprised that Biden picked Kamala Harris as runnning mate, says Trump

She is the first person of color to be selected on a vice presidential candidate and also only the fourth women and first ever African American and Indian American to be

The Hindu 12 Aug 2020 7:26 am

Taliban agrees to begin talks within a week

It will follow the release of prisoners

The Hindu 12 Aug 2020 6:11 am

Joe Biden has surrendered to radical mob by naming Kamala Harris as running mate: Trump campaign

By naming Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris as his Vice-President running mate, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has surrendered to the rad

The Hindu 12 Aug 2020 4:32 am

Democrat Joe Biden chooses U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as running mate

Kamala Harris joins Joe Biden in the 2020 race at a moment of unprecedented national crisis

The Hindu 12 Aug 2020 2:50 am

China extends Hong Kong councils term

Decision comes after the elections were postponed; pro-democracy lawmakers want polls in Sept.

The Hindu 11 Aug 2020 10:48 pm

Indian, Afghan officials discuss Loya Jirga, talks with Taliban

Focus on Loya Jirgas decision to release 400 convicted Taliban and intra-Afghan talks.

The Hindu 11 Aug 2020 10:15 pm

Organizers Vow to Hold 70th Karen Martyrs Day Event Despite Myanmar Police Wa..

Karen activists are proceeding with plans to hold a Karen Martyrs Day commemoration in Yangon on Wednesday; police say the event is banned

The Irrawaddy 11 Aug 2020 6:32 pm